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Coventry celebrates Carers Week - 6-12 June

Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 in Health and social care news

There are over 32,000 people in Coventry caring for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Health Committee visits Coventry

National focus for city health partnerships

Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

A cross party national committee of MPs has been taking a closer look at Coventry’s efforts to reduce health inequalities in the city.

Essential maintenance work – Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 in Services for schools news

Due to essential maintenance work, a number of online systems will be inaccessible.

Cllr Jim O'Boyle with Deputy Director of Tunisian Tourism, Mounira Ben Cherifa (far right), Ridha Essalah, Continental market events (right) and traders

Taste of the bazaar in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 in Local economy news

Coventry shoppers can be transported to a north African bazaar or Peruvian market if they visit Bull Yard over the next week.

Think Jessica in scam campaign

Think Jessica Charity Launches ‘Scam Trap’ Poster Campaign

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in Trading standards news

Following the success of previous campaigns, the anti-scam charity Think Jessica has launched a hard hitting ‘Scam Trap’ campaign.

Cllr Kamran Caan with Coventry Ambassadors and former Olympian

Summer Samba set to hit the streets of Coventry as Team GB FanZone announced

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away, but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer’s Olympic Games as Coventry is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

Elmer the Elephant is coming to libraries!

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Libraries news

Coventry libraries will be celebrating Elmer Day on Saturday 28 May with fun stories, activities and displays across the city.

Leader's statement on joint stadium proposals

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

The leader of Coventry City Council has moved to reassure local people and sports fans following recent coverage about Coventry rugby club's idea to create a shared stadium with CCFC.

Council to hold EU debate

Register to vote in the EU referendum

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 in Elections and voting news

People in Coventry could miss out on having their say in the upcoming EU referendum because they haven’t registered to vote.

Bazaar

Taste of the bazaar comes to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 in Events news

Coventry shoppers will be transported around the world when the first International Craft Fair comes to Bull Yard next week.

Council to hold EU debate

Council to debate EU Referendum

Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Coventry city councillors are to hold a special meeting to debate whether Britain should vote to leave or remain in the EU in the Referendum taking place on 23 June.

James Hinde, IDP Group Director for Education & Leisure (left) with Cllr David Kershaw, Cabinet Member Education at the former Alice Stevens School site which will be home to the new Tiverton SEN Broad Spectrum School.

Work set to start on new special school

Published on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Work on a new £8 million special school in Coventry is set to begin later this summer after being given the green light.

Godiva poster

Big urban names announced for Rhythm Tent at Coventry Godiva Festival 2016

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 in Events news

Big name urban artists have been added to Coventry Godiva Festival’s Rhythm Tent line up for 2016.

Council’s EGM cancelled

Published on Monday, 16 May 2016 in Meetings news

An extraordinary meeting of the Council scheduled for 17 May will now not take place after incoming Leader, George Duggins, promised regular updates on the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Councillor speaks out against potential rail cuts

Published on Monday, 16 May 2016 in Public transport news

A leading Coventry councillor has spoken out following publication of the Department for Transport consultation for the InterCity West Coast franchise competition.

Ricoh Arena.

Statement on Judicial Review appeal

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Judges hearing SISU's appeal on the Ricoh Arena verdict have supported Judge Hickinbottom’s original ruling and dismissed the appeal outright.

Helping people into the right jobs

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Employment support news

The Employer Hub has been helping Coventry firms find the right staff for over two years.

More young people finding education, employment or training

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Schools and schooling news

The number of young people in Coventry not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen significantly, new national figures have revealed.

Coventry Joins National Campaign to Recruit more Foster Carers

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Children and families news

The Council is continuing its campaign to highlight the need for more foster carers for Coventry children by joining The Fostering Network’s National Foster Care Fortnight which runs from 16-29 May.

New waterpark

Plans submitted for Coventry waterpark

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Sports news

New artist’s impressions of how the city centre’s state of the art waterpark will look have been released.

Cllr Harvard and Cllr Skipper announced as next Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Lindsley Harvard, will become the next Lord Mayor for 2016-17 on May 19 at the Mayor Making ceremony as part of the Council’s Annual General Meeting being held at the Cathedral.

The Tweed Family

Lord Mayor hosts tea with the world’s oldest family

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Lord Mayor news

The world’s oldest family reunited on Monday to meet Coventry’s Lord Mayor for a morning of tea and pastries. The Tweed family are originally from Coventry and had a total of 16 siblings.

New Cabinet at the Council

Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 in Council structure news

New Cabinet roles have been announced at the Council.

Celebrate Coombe's 50th anniversary

Coombe celebrates 50 years of being open to the public

Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 in Coombe Country Park news

Coombe Country Park will celebrate 50 years of being open to the public on Saturday (14 May).

Expression of Interest – the operational management of the Priory Visitor Centre

Published on Monday, 09 May 2016 in Local history and heritage news

The Priory Visitor Centre stands on the site of Coventry’s first Cathedral.

ICT survey for schools

Published on Monday, 09 May 2016 in Services for schools news

ICT are looking at the service offered to schools within the city and asking anyone who uses their services to complete a questionnaire.

Citizenship For Undocumented Children

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Services for schools news

Did you know that there are a few thousand children in the Midlands who were born in the UK but have no papers to stay here?

Coventry Libraries are looking for young volunteers this summer

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Libraries news

Coventry libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 to 18 who enjoy spending time with young children to help staff run The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge.

Local election results 2016

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Elections and voting news

There was a 27.48% turnout for the local elections. And the last result was returned shortly after 3.15am today.

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers aged 14-18 – “The Big Friendly Read 2016”

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 in Services for schools news

We would like to offer young people aged 14 – 18 the opportunity to volunteer in our libraries this summer. 

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